In our first post on tips for sleep when the weather gets cold we considered
- Using an electric blanket or hot water bottle to preheat your bed
- Layering up
- Drinking warming tea
- The benefit of wearing bed socks
We now consider four further tips that will hopefully be helpful.
Tip 5. Exercise by doing some light stretching
Completing five minutes of light stretching and breathing before climbing into bed when it’s chilly inside, should be enough to get the blood moving, but not enough to over-stimulate you so much that you have trouble sleeping
Tip 6. Soak in a hot bath
Taking a hot bath (or shower) right before bed will help to raise your core body temperature. This should warm your core and make you more comfortable when it’s time to fall asleep. Using lavender scented bath salts or lavender body soap will induce an additional sense of calm while the hot water warms and relaxes you.
Tip 7. Insulate Your Sleeping Area
Cold will creep in through any external windows or doors that do not fit correctly. This will significantly reduce the temperature of your room so if you find leaks install thick curtains or draft exclusion to keep the cold at bay.
Tip 8. A Delicate Process
Finding the best balance between comfort and optimal sleeping conditions is a delicate and very personal process. Getting your bedroom and bed to the right temperature is a core part of this process. After that, all that’s left to do is lay back and enjoy your best sleep ever!
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